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Students and teachers battling heat without air conditioning

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email

FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19)- The fans are in full force in the Fairfield City School District. 

"About half of the classrooms in the school district don't have air conditioning," said Randy Oppenheimer of Farifield City Schools.
Fairfield Freshman High is one of the schools where a  majority of classrooms are with out air, forcing students and teachers to sweat it out.
"Teachers have fans in there and we have mostly smart boards in all of our classrooms, so the teachers turn the lights off and, working on the smart boards and that helps keep things a little cooler," said Principal Matt Wissman.
In addition to the fans, in hallways and in classrooms, water bottles have been given out,  and the freezer is stocked with more on standby, open windows are also a source of air circulation.
"So, I think the little things, like making sure that we provide water, and that we have fans, so there's some air circulating, the nice thing is, it hasn't been really humid, just hot," Wissman said.
Administrators say nowadays students aren't accustomed to the old school ways of going without air.
"Every place they go is air conditioned, and they get in school and you're asking them to do 5, 6,7 hours, it's hard for them to keep focusing on what they're trying to do," Oppenheimer said.
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